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Candlelight Sports!
Building Coordination, Confidence & Character
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Family-friendly, recreational youth sports
  • Hyperlocal: Practices & Games Held @ Local Elementary School - Save Time & Build Community!
  •  Done Before Dinner: Preserve Family Time!
  • NO Required Saturday Games: Reclaim Your Weekends!
  • Simple Schedule: Easy to follow, predictable - Follows the 4 quarter rhythm of the MPS public school schedule
  • Low Cost w/ Family Discounts: Save Money!
  • Quality Coaching: Trained Coaches Using Tested Curriculum - Quality Experience Guaranteed!
  • A/B Teams Mid-season: "A" teams get more competition, "B" teams get to touch the ball more and develop more leadership
  • Multi-Sport Is Best: Easy Exposure to Several Sports, diversified coordination & confidence, reduced boredom, broader foundation of strength - Avoid Individual Sport Burnout & Boredom!
  • Optional FREE Tournament w/ Each K-6 Sport: Super Fun Low-Stakes Competitive Play!
Hyper-Local
Stop driving all over town & save your sanity! Feel the sense of community getting to know your neighbors better by playing locally.
Multi-Sport
Playing sports is about having fun playing games that build coordination, confidence, and character. Never get bored with our multi-sport approach!
Lots of High Fives
Our trained coaches and recreational culture make Candlelight Sports a fun, encouraging place to learn to play sports. There is always a high-five waiting for your child!
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Youth Sports Benefits
  • Sports builds coordination: Builds fine and gross motor skills, strengthens mind and body
  • Coordination leads to confidence: Comfort zone expands, eyes brighten, ambition grows
  •  Sports teaches good character: Working as a team, achieving goals, overcoming challenges
Research Shows Active Kids Do Better In Life
Research Links Youth Sports & Career Success
Physical, Mental & Social Benefits
Research Shows Multi-Sport Participation Is Best
Problems With Youth Sports
  •  Indoor sedentary culture: Houses have gotten bigger, yards smaller and screens more enticing
  • Lack of quality family-friendly options: Increasing costs, un-trained coaches and extensive travel
  • High pressure to be hard-core: Early-age, single sport specialization leads to injury and burnout
  • Decreased participation in sports: Decreased coordination, confidence & character in our youth
Screens Are Fun & Easy
But Can Lead To Dysfunction
Sports Can Be Expensive
Lack Of Quality/Trained Coaching
Decreasing Youth Sports Participation Rates
Solution
Candlelight Sports was designed intentionally to solve the problems of youth sports while maximizing the benefits
  • Hyperlocal: Practices & Games Held @ Local Elementary School - Save Time & Build Community!
  •  Done Before Dinner: Preserve Family Time!
  • NO Required Saturday Games: Reclaim Your Weekends!
  • Simple Schedule: Easy to follow, predictable - Follows the 4 quarter rhythm of the MPS public school schedule
  • Low Cost w/ Family Discounts: Save Money!
  • Quality Coaching: Trained Coaches Using Tested Curriculum - Quality Experience Guaranteed!
  • A/B Teams Mid-season: "A" teams get more competition, "B" teams get to touch the ball more and develop more leadership
  •  Multi-Sport Is Best: Easy Exposure to Several Sports, diversified coordination & confidence, reduced boredom, broader foundation of strength - Avoid Individual Sport Burnout & Boredom!
  • Optional FREE Tournament w/ Each K-6 Sport: Super Fun Low-Stakes Competitive Play!
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Testimonials
More Confident Smiles
"Our kids enjoy having something to feel proud of."

"Every sport has ended with greater confidence."

"My kids are confident talking about all different kinds of sports because they've been able to try/learn about them"
Save Time & Money
"Close to home, inexpensive, minimal Saturdays. Love it!"

"I love the simplicity of the program."

"We enjoy the casual environment."

"I enjoy the fact that it doesn't take up our whole lives :)"
Healthier Kids
"I've seen my daughter's eyes brighten as she's become stronger and more confident in sports."

"We love all the skills they are learning in a short amount of time, while having a fun neighborhood feel to it."

"My son didn't like sports until now. He looks forward to it every week."
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"Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose - teaches you about life."
~ Billie Jean King ~
How It Works
Building coordination, confidence & character
After School 
Pre-K 4+ Years Old
With small groups & teams to coach ratio and age appropriate curriculum, we introduce players to several sports during the 2 subsequent 7 week seasons in the fall and/or spring. We start off playing Soccer for 4 weeks, then Kickball for 3 weeks. We then take a 2 week break. We come back to play 3 weeks of Tee-Wiffle-Ball, then 4 weeks of Basketball.
  • Who: Co-Ed, Pre-K, 4+ Years Old
  • What: Soccer, Kickball, Tee-Wiffle-Ball & Basketball
  • Where: MacArthur Elementary School (T or Th) 
  • 14 Week Semesters: Fall and/or Spring (Includes two subsequent 7 week seasons)
  • Days: One day a week on T or TH
  • Times: Classes are from 3:20-4:00
After School 
Graded K-6
We've made each sport accessible, age appropriate, and fun no matter the skill level. We split into "A/B" teams mid-season for more competition in the "A" teams and more touches and leadership opportunities in the "B" teams. The kids love it! Now your child can enjoy multiple sports without sacrificing your sanity.
  • Who: 3 Co-Ed Age Groups (K-1st) (2-3rd) & (4-6th) grades
  • What: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Baseball
  • Where: MacArthur, Hermosa Vista Elementary
  • 7 Week Seasons: Basketball (Aug-Oct), Flag Football (Oct-Dec), Soccer (Jan-Mar), Baseball (Mar-May)
  • Hermosa Vista Days: Practices on Mondays, Games on Wednesdays
  • MacArthur Days: Practices on Tuesdays, Games on Thursdays
  • Practice & Game Times: K-1 (3:20-4:00), 2-3rd (4:00-4:50), 4-6th (4:50-5:40)
After School 
Grades 7-12
This is a new, mostly youth-led beta program that many parents and kids have been asking for. One or two coaches will be on-site to coach and facilitate the practices, games and leadership opportunities. At a time when neighborhood friends have fewer opportunities to maintain friendships and youth sports takes a sharp turn toward hard-core, kids need this opportunity to have fun building coordination, confidence and character competing in low-stakes sports without it dominating their lives.
  • Who: 2 Co-Ed Age Groups (7-9th) (10-12th) grades
  • What: Outdoor Volleyball (in the shade, on the grass), Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Kickball/16'' Softball/Vitilla
  • Where: MacArthur Elementary School and Candlelight Park
  • 7 Week Seasons: Volleyball (Aug-Oct), Ultimate Frisbee (Oct-Dec), Soccer (Jan-Mar), No Glove Softball (Mar-May)
  • Days: Practices on Tuesdays, Games on Thursdays
  • Practice & Game Times: 10-12th (4:00-4:50), 7-9th (4:50-5:40)
Testimonials
Colleen Wheeler
"Our family is so glad we discovered Candelight Sports. It’s the perfect combination of positive coaching, convenient scheduling, and wholesome fun. We are excited to enroll two more of our kids in the upcoming season. Thanks Coach A!"
Tiffany Jennings
"We love Candlelight Sports! We love that it's close by, frees up our weekends, has a great neighborhood feel, gives the kids tons of touches on the ball and lots of playing time, is an extremely positive environment, and affordable!!"
Annie Scoresby
"We love having our kids in the program. We really enjoy it. Thanks for everything you're doing for them!"

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Schedule
We get a lot of praise for keeping the schedule simple and easy to follow. Most leagues have such an intense and varied schedule that you would lose your sanity trying to do more than just one or two sports a year. We make it enjoyable to be a part of a sports league all year. This is what some of our parents have to say. 

"Close to home, inexpensive, minimal Saturdays. Love it!"

"I love the simplicity of the program."

"We enjoy the casual environment."

"I enjoy the fact that it doesn't take up our whole lives :)"

See the schedule description for each program below. Click on the calendar image to view and download a pdf printable schedule. You will be able to download the team calendar to your phone and computer within two weeks of the season starting. 
Pre-K Sports Class
The schedule is simple. Come to the park once a week to play sports with Coach "A" and your team. We have extended our program to include 2 of our 7 week seasons in the fall/spring to make 2 congruent 14 week programs 
  • Who: Co-Ed, Pre-K, 4+ Years Old
  • What: Soccer, Kickball, Tee-Wiffle-Ball & Basketball
  • Where: MacArthur Elementary School (T or Th) 
  • 14 Week Semesters: Fall and/or Spring (Includes two subsequent 7 week seasons)
  • Days: One day a week on T or TH
  • Times: Classes are from 3:20-4:00
Pre-K Sports Class 
Printable Calendar
After School K-6
The schedule is simple. The first week of the season is all practice. Thereafter, there is a practice and a game each week. The times for practices and games are the same for each age group. 
  • Who: 3 Co-Ed Age Groups (K-1st) (2-3rd) & (4-6th) grades
  • What: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Baseball
  • Where: MacArthur, Hermosa Vista Elementary
  • 7 Week Seasons: Basketball (Aug-Oct), Flag Football (Oct-Dec), Soccer (Jan-Mar), Baseball (Mar-May)
  • Hermosa Vista Days: Practices on Mondays, Games on Wednesdays
  • MacArthur Days: Practices on Tuesdays, Games on Thursdays
  • Practice & Game Times: K-1 (3:20-4:00), 2-3rd (4:00-4:50), 4-6th (4:50-5:40)
Hermosa Vista 
Printable Calendar
MacArthur 
Printable Calendar
After School 7-12
The schedule is simple. The first week of the season is all practice. Thereafter, there is a practice and a game each week. The times for practices and games are the same for each age group. 
  • Who: 2 Co-Ed Age Groups (7-9th) (10-12th) grades
  • What: Volleyball, Flag Football, Soccer, Kickball/16'' Softball
  • Where: MacArthur Elementary School and Candlelight Park
  • 7 Week Seasons: Outdoor Volleyball (in the shade, on the grass - Aug-Oct), Ultimate Frisbee (Oct-Dec), Soccer (Jan-Mar), No Glove Softball (Mar-May)
  • Days: Practices on Tuesdays, Games on Thursdays
  • Practice & Game Times: 10-12th (4:00-4:50), 7-9th (4:50-5:40)
JH & HS @ MacArthur 
Printable Calendar
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Pricing
We are proud to offer a valuable youth sports experience at such a low price. Candlelight Sports is a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization. We are driven by the mission of helping as many kids as possible develop greater coordination, confidence and character. We love families! To show our support to larger families that often struggle to afford extra-curricular activities, we offer an unprecedented family discount.
  • Low Cost Registration: Without sacrificing quality, Save money
  • Optional Trophies: You'll be able to buy any trophy you like. We'll show you how.
  • Optional Patches/Awards: We'll give you the tools to reward your child the way you see fit.
  • Reusable Shirt: Buy only one shirt for the whole year of sports. Replace it as needed.
Pre-K Sports Class
14 Week season
$
130
Paid at registration or over 5 months
Family pricing = $10 discount for each additional sibling 
  • Soccer, Kickball, Tee-Wiffle-Ball & Basketball
  • Social Skills
  • Physical & Emotional Strength 
  • Popsicles! 
After School K-6
7 Week season
$
65
Paid at registration or over 5 months
Family pricing = $5 discount for each additional sibling 
  • Quality Coaching
  • Prompt & Effective Communication
  • Family-Friendly Multi-Sport
  • Coordination, Confidence & Character
After School 7-12
7 Week season
$
65
Paid at once or over 5 months
Family pricing = $5 discount for each additional sibling 
  • Hyperlocal
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Friendship & Community Building
  • Promotes Healthy Balanced Lifestyle
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Register
Simple online registration & payment with TeamSnap
TeamSnap & email will be the main communication tools during the season. 
Click on the button below to begin the simple TeamSnap online registration process to register the whole family.
A Few Details to Remember...
  • ​Jerseys (Required), Trophies and Patches will be ordered directly by you directly through the vendors. 
  • ​Click HERE to order a Player Jersey with your player's name on the back. REQUIRED for games. You may continue to use it for future seasons until it doesn't fit, is lost or ruined. *NOTE: Since the same jerseys may be worn for future seasons, many parents have appreciated buying multiple jerseys for their kids to ease the laundry system stress. :)
  • ​Click HERE to order a Trophy. (Optional)
  • ​Click HERE to order Patches. (Optional)
  • You will receive emails about the season details within 2 weeks of the first day of the season. Look to the website for other information on how to prepare.
  •  If you would like to put yourself on the waitlist you may do so by clicking HERE.
  •  Click HERE to view our refund policy. 
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About The Coaches
We invest a lot of time and resources into our coaches. We are very proud of the work we do. It is hard, yet fulfilling work. Get to know each of the coaches by clicking on the video or image links below to get to know us better. 
Spencer Alldredge
 "Coach A"
Dano Shreeve
"Coach D"
Blake Williams
"Coach B-Dizzle"
Nikki Owens
"Coach Nikki"
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What To Expect
Fun, low-stakes competition that builds coordination, confidence & character
After School Pre-K 
With a high coach/player ratio and age appropriate curriculum, we introduce players to several sports... Soccer, Kickball, Tee-Wiffle-Ball & Basketball. We do so over a 14 week season in the fall that is repeated in the spring. Most families register for both seasons. The intentional variety and repetition ensures the kids don't get bored while deepening their confidence with the skills. We aim for 3 kids on a team for games.
After School K-6
We've made each sport accessible, age appropriate, and fun no matter the skill level. We split into "A/B" teams mid-season for more competition in the "A" teams and more touches and leadership opportunities in the "B" teams. The kids love it! This allows for kids new to sports as well as those with more experience to all enjoy playing. This is our most popular program. It fills up quickly with limited space available.  We aim for 4-6 kids on a team for games, depending on the sport.
After School 7-12
This is a new, mostly youth-led program that several parents and kids have been asking for. Coaches will be on-site to coach and facilitate the practices, games and leadership opportunities. This provides a unique opportunity for a co-ed, structured, low-stakes, sport play experience fostering community friendships while leaving plenty of time for school, work or other important pursuits. We plan to have 4 teams of 6 players each for games.
The outcomes we are shooting for:
  • Fun with friends: Improved social skills & deepend relationships
  • Coordination: Practice running, throwing, catching, hitting & kicking, Leads to confidence in other areas in life
  • Learn to follow instructions: Playing games with enforced rules builds respect for authority & obedience
  • Learn popular sports: Prepares children for confident gameplay that will build friendships throughout their lives
  • Increased Emotional Strength: Learn to manage emotions by winning & losing
Testimonials
More Confident Smiles
"Our kids enjoy having something to feel proud of."

"Every sport has ended with greater confidence."

"My kids are confident talking about all different kinds of sports because they've been able to try/learn about them"
Save Time & Money
"Close to home, inexpensive, minimal Saturdays. Love it!"

"I love the simplicity of the program."

"We enjoy the casual environment."

"I enjoy the fact that it doesn't take up our whole lives :)"
Healthier Kids
"I've seen my daughter's eyes brighten as she's become stronger and more confident in sports."

"We love all the skills they are learning in a short amount of time, while having a fun neighborhood feel to it."

"My son didn't like sports until now. He looks forward to it every week."
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Contact
Before reaching out to Coach "A" please review the website for your answer
Call or text Coach "A" @ 480-630-6690
Email @ coach.a@candlelightsports.com
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FAQ
  • Is there space in the program? 
  • Begin the TeamSnap registration process to find out. A "Sold Out" message will be displayed when trying to choose your programs if there is no more room. 
  • Do you have a waitlist?
  • Yes, Click HERE to add yourself to the waitlist.
  •  How can I help? 
  • Thank you for your support. The coach has his/her hands full. Although the program is designed to be manageable for the coach while allowing parents and fans to relax and enjoy watching, If you see a need or are asked to help, the coach will appreciate your help. 
  •  How do I register for the K-12 tournament?
  •  A registration link will be sent out by email a few weeks before the tournament. Simply RSVP through the registration form at no cost. 
  • Are all the programs co-ed?
  • Yes. Our program is popular with both genders because of how fun and accessible it is for those with a lot or a little experience.
  • Do I have to sign up for the whole year or can I choose individual sports? 
  • No, you can choose individual sports. Most families choose to do all sports because it allows you to easily and at a low cost have your kids in sports all school year without the overwhelm.
  •  Do you ever have a practice or game when school is not in session?
  •  No. We follow the school calendar to prevent disruptions to your family schedule.
  •  Can my son or daughter sell concessions during the practices/games? 
  •  We are unable to sponsor or condone this. Whatever you do be sure to clean up after yourself. 
  • Can I pay over a period of time or all at once? 
  • Yes. You choose during the registration process if you want to pay up front or over 5 months.
  •  What's your refund policy?
  •  Click HERE to see our refund policy.
  • How many kids are typically in each group? 
  • Pre-K: We cap at 12 kids (4 teams of 3) per head-coach & assistant. There may be 24 kids (8 teams) per time slot with 4 coaches. 
  •  After-School K-6: We cap at 10-12 kids (2 teams of 5-6) per coach. There may be 36 kids (6 teams) per time slot with 3 coaches. Each coach runs a drill for practice and facilitates a game.
  •  After-School 7-12: We cap at 12 kids (2 teams of 6) per coach. There may be 24 kids (6 teams) per time slot with 2 coaches. Each coach runs a drill at practice and supervises a game with the team captains learning to lead
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